You are also "playing" more and more now that you can sit. You love all of your baby toys, but are especially fond of the baby keys. When you get tired of sitting to play, you plop yourself over so that you can roll whichever way seems more interesting to grab more things.
You are laughing and "talking" more everyday. Allie swears that you can say her name, but all I can decipher is "na-na-na," "da-da-da," and "ba-ba-ba." I'm sure before no time your babbling will turn into real words. You already fight your brother and sister for our attention, especially while we are sitting down for dinner, by making as much noise as possible so that everyone will turn to look at you. As soon as you have our undivided attention, you smile because you've gotten exactly what you wanted!
Naps are becoming more regular too. You sleep from about 8:30-10:00 most mornings (on mornings I have to take Allie to preschool or have ECFE you do your best to catch your zzz's in the car seat) and from about 1:00-3:00 or 2:00-4:00 in the afternoons. I am so glad you are such an easy going and flexible baby who so easily adjusts to upsets in your routine...because with your big sister and brother, there are always surprises!
The official stats from your 6-month appointment are....
Weight: 18 lbs, 12 oz (92 %)
Height: 2 feet, 3 inches (89%)
I have to admit, I was a little disappointed you weren't closer to the 20 lb mark! But, I'm sure we'll get there soon too.
The nurse also commented to me that by around 6 months, eye color is fairly well established. Well, baby girl, it looks as if you are going to have your momma's eye color then! Hazel it is! Oddly enough, your blue-eyed brother and brown-eyed sister were a little disappointed you didn't inherit one of their eye colors.
We love you, Olivia!
(...and I apologize now that the name we picked for you was the #4 baby name from 2010...it's really not that bad, though...having such a popular name. Take it from someone who knows. And, your unique last name definitely makes up for the commonality of your first name...ok, tangent ended.)
Happy 6 months!